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Summertime in Nashville - So Much To Do!

Did you know that Twin Oaks Guest Ranch is only 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, Tennessee? A quick drive from Music City and you can unwind in the green pastures and ride one of our beautiful barefoot horses. Pick from these various events and make sure to book your stay with us when you’re in town. If you’re someone who needs the coolest ideas of what to do in Tennessee here are some of the most exciting, big events near us:


JUNE 22-JULY 27

BLUEGRASS NIGHTS AT THE RYMAN

Each year, the best of bluegrass music plays in the Ryman Auditorium's summertime concert series Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman presented by Springer Mountain Farms. Don't miss Sierra Hull, The Jerry Douglas Band, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, Daily & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, and more. Before the show, everyone is welcome to take part in the FREE Pickin' on the Plaza concert which occurs on the venue's plaza.


JULY 1

MUSIC CITY JERK FESTIVAL

Take part in Nashville’s Annual Jamaican and Caribbean Food Festival at Music City Walk of Fame Park this Summer. Enjoy the tantalizing flavors of authentic Island cuisine while basking in the atmosphere rich with Culture from the Tropical Islands of the Caribbean, live music, and activities for the entire family. Free general admission to access food & craft vendors with the option to purchase picnic-style seating stage side for live music and entertainment!


JULY 4

LET FREEDOM SING! MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH


What better way to celebrate our country's independence than with FREE live music in the heart of the city built on music? Add a full day of family fun and the largest fireworks show in Nashville history and you've got Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th.


JULY 4

MUSIC CITY HOT CHICKEN FESTIVAL

Each year, hot chicken lovers gather to celebrate Nashville's unique dish on the traditional July 4 date. Nashville's best hot chicken creators offer up tastes of their fiery dishes to all. It's FREE and the perfect opportunity to try Nashville's staple food before watching the Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th celebration.




JULY 11-17

NASHVILLE SCENE'S BURGER WEEK

The Nashville Scene has partnered with several Music City eateries to present Burger Week for all burger lovers to enjoy. Multiple restaurants will serve their best of this American classic at discounted prices. This year's participating restaurants included Double Dogs, Fleet Street Pub, Germantown Pub, Burger Joint, Jack Brown's, and more.




JULY 14

MUSIC CITY BREWER'S FESTIVAL

Grab your pretzel necklace for the annual beer festival that celebrates brew from local, regional, national, and international breweries. Live music and food also play a key role in this summer staple event happening at GEODIS Park.


AUGUST 11-12

TOMATO ART FEST

The Tomato Art Fest is an art show celebrating the tomato during late summer. The festival is FREE and takes place in East Nashville’s Five Points area or online. There are multiple stages throughout the area, which host FREE music for everyone to enjoy. See the festivities.


SEPTEMBER 9

NASHVILLE COCKTAIL FESTIVAL

Nashville Cocktail Festival is Tennessee's premier celebration of the craft of the cocktail, highlighting award-winning authors, boutique spirits, small-batch mixers, and the trend-setting bartenders who put it all together. It's the perfect event for those who love the art of mixology.


SEPTEMBER 23

INTERNASHIONAL FOOD SERIES

Each year, the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition organizes the InterNASHional Food Series showcasing Nashville's diverse community and its food. The second event of the series is the first-ever InterNASHional Night Market which will bring 15+ immigrant and refugee-owned food vendors together for a culinary experience like no other. The event will feature live music performances and a DJ.


OCTOBER 7

NASHVILLE WHISKEY FESTIVAL

The Nashville Whiskey Festival celebrates whiskeys and bourbons, offering the opportunity for guests to meet distillers, taste whiskeys, learn about the whiskey-making process, enjoy live music, good food, and more. Grab a Taste


SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL-OCTOBER

MUSIC IN THE VINES

Enjoy live jazz music in the vineyard courtyard at Arrington Vineyards. It's a beautiful setting for a summer night or afternoon. Listen to some jazz, take part in a complimentary wine tasting, have a picnic, and enjoy the scenery.




MAY 19-SEPTEMBER 15

FULL MOON PICKIN' PARTY

Under the light of the full moon, headlining acts play the main stage while bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles under the trees and around the grounds of the Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center. This family-friendly Full Moon Pickin' Party invites anyone to join in the music and all funds raised go to protect Warner Parks.






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